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Ms. M.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help Harlem History Students Succeed!

My students need 18 each of 2 AP review books, pencils, paper, paddles, portfolios and source cards, and other items to improve the classroom.

My Students

Save our classes from ruinous budget cuts! My school is desperately dealing with budget cuts. I have invested money and volunteered my time to help my students get started in the new year. They need more than I can provide. Hopefully you can help!

My students come from poverty-stricken neighborhoods in the inner city but they are highly motivated.

Our school is a very large 6-12 college-preparatory public school and, as a result of various issues, we are in a major budget shortfall. Nonetheless my students persevere. Last year, with my high expectations and a heavy work load, my students succeeded in all my classes. The majority of my Global History students scored averages above 80% while city-wide most students are failing. In my Advanced Placement class, 90% of my students passed the national exam (35% higher than the national average pass rate of 54%). In addition, 82% scored in the top levels of 4 and 5 versus the national average of 26%. Clearly something good is happening! I hold my students' strong work ethic responsible for their ability to succeed despite having few resources and living in single parent homes.

My Project

The resources I have requested are critical to the intense study and group work my students do to succeed in their courses. My students need AP review books, pencils, paper, paddles, portfolios and source cards, and other items to improve the classroom. I focus on literacy and building communities. These materials are critical for my students as they often cannot afford to purchase their own review books or pencils or folders. My Advanced Placement students will use the review books for test preparation (critical for their strong performance) and all my students will get access to the other basic school supplies requested to complete group projects and individual portfolios showing what they've learned in every unit.

Donating to this project will mean my students will have a chance to succeed again and I can improve the class.

Last year my two DonorsChoose projects helped support my students in accomplishing their goals (and preparing them for college). I need that same support this year. My students need your help! Please consider how valuable your donation is to the future of high-needs children. These kids can go to college if they receive they right support and it's up to you to help me get them there!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cracking the AP U.S. History Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation) • Amazon $13.88 18 $249.84
AP U.S. History All Access (Advanced Placement (AP) All Access) • Amazon $13.86 18 $249.48
Kwik Chek II Classroom Kit Set - 12 Paddles • Teachers' School Supply $70.50 1 $70.50
Georgia-Pacific Copy & Print Paper 8-1/2x11" Letter Size • $3.69 10 $36.90
Logitech Wireless Presenter R400 • Amazon $35.99 1 $35.99
3M Whiteboard Eraser for Whiteboards, 2-Pack • Amazon $6.94 2 $13.88
TOPS Notebook Filler Paper, College Ruled, 11 x 8.5 Inches, 3-Hole Punched, Medium Weight, White, 500 Sheets/Pack (62349) • Amazon $13.13 1 $13.13
Air Wick Scented Oil Air Freshener, Lavender and Chamomile, 3 Refills, 0.67 Ounce • Amazon $6.48 1 $6.48
Air Wick Scented Oil Air Freshener, Fresh Waters, 3 Refills, 0.67 Ounce • Amazon $6.48 1 $6.48
Jet Creations Inflatable Political Globe, 6-Inch • Amazon $12.50 1 $12.50
Targus Stylus for Apple iPad 16GB, 32GB, 64GB WiFi + 3G, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4th Generation, iPad mini, iPhone, iPod and Tablets - AMM0114US (Dark Red) • Amazon $11.51 1 $11.51
Scotch Magic Tape, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, 6-Count Package (810K6) • Amazon $10.64 1 $10.64
Primary Source Writing Cards, Black History: 1776-1968 • $8.81 1 $8.81
Avery Two-Pocket Portfolios, Embossed Paper, 30-Sheet Capacity, Black, Box of 25 (47988) • Amazon $8.48 1 $8.48
Duracell AAA Batteries 16-Pack • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
Oxford Twin Pocket Assorted Colors Leatherette-Grained Portfolios 25 Count (57513) • Amazon $7.28 1 $7.28
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, Box of 10, Black (13915) • Amazon $2.27 3 $6.81
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pads, 8-Count Box • Amazon $6.47 1 $6.47
Waterdrops Name Tags Labels • Teachers' School Supply $4.49 1 $4.49
Officemate Clipboard, Letter Size, 3 pack (83130) • Amazon $3.16 1 $3.16
BIC Round Stic Ball Pen, Medium Point , 1.0 mm, Blue, 12 Pens (GSM11-Blu) • Amazon $1.23 1 $1.23

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This project will reach 150 students.

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